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nagrub

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« on: 02-15-2004 19:30 »

Well... its on tommorow i think, on sky. When i was reallly little i used to come home and watch it when I got back from school. i'm looking forward to it. BUT!!! now starbuck is a woman! ... i feel violated.
Did anyone else ever think that the ships in Battlestar Galactica looked a bit like xwings, without the s-foils? (...x wing bits)
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 02-15-2004 19:37 »

I liked the "Battlestar Galactica" movies, a bit cheesy but overall good fun. Haven't seen them in years though.

Starbuck is a woman now? Oh, come on that's just wrong. Dirk "Faceman" Benedict is the only Starbuck there is.

"Battlestar Galactica" followed in the wake of "Star Wars" and wa san attempt to cash in on the new popularity of space movies, so naturally the ships were greatly inspired by "Star Wars". The Cylon footsoldier, the Centurion, is very remiscent of storm troopers as well. The battlestars reminded me of star destroyers when I was younger.
nagrub

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« Reply #2 on: 02-15-2004 19:46 »

oh god, i can't really remember much of it at all. i remember apollo and starbuck... ths ships. the sylons... and thats pretty much it.

in the ad on tv theres lots of pretty cg stuff... ohhh... apparently people dont likes seeing the wires anymore.
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« Reply #3 on: 02-15-2004 20:03 »

I can't wait for this to start.  And so what if Starbuck's now a woman?  Dirk Benedict didn't seem to mind in that behind the scenes show, whereas the guy who originally played Apollo sounded very critical of the new show.  And the woman they have playing Boomer is HOT!  love

And the show's been written by Ronald D. Moore, one of the guys who made DS9 what it was.  It's gonna be super-fantastic.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #4 on: 02-15-2004 22:17 »

I saw this already.  Don't get your hopes up.
Tweek

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« Reply #5 on: 02-16-2004 03:15 »

Doesn't sound good, I loved the original series when I was a child, the later series when they reached Earth was pretty lame though... I doubt this new programme will be that bad.
nagrub

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« Reply #6 on: 02-16-2004 07:10 »

made DS9 what it was!? you mean... shit right?
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 02-16-2004 13:26 »

 
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made DS9 what it was!? you mean... shit right?

must not rant....ranting lead to disagreements... disgreements lead to flamewars...flamewars lead to suffering!

Okay, just this once I'll pretend you didn't say that.
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« Reply #8 on: 02-16-2004 13:32 »

I don't remember much of it, but yes the fighters looked like X-Wings and the guy should be played by a guy unless the girls gets her booty out.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #9 on: 02-16-2004 13:51 »

 
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Originally posted by nagrub:
Well... its on tommorow i think, on sky. When i was reallly little i used to come home and watch it when I got back from school. i'm looking forward to it. BUT!!! now starbuck is a woman! ... i feel violated.
Did anyone else ever think that the ships in Battlestar Galactica looked a bit like xwings, without the s-foils? (...x wing bits)


Dude, this was designed as a COMPLETE RE-IMAGINING OF THE SERIES. They share the blindingly obvious stuff that couldn't have been changed, but other than that, it's much, much darker, and more thought-provoking. It is NOT like the original at all. One annoyance: They constantly zoom in on the spaceships in the middle of the space battles. Other than that, it's very good. But i must tell you again: It's nothing like the original series. But they're now gonna have a new Battlestar Galactica series, continuing from where the second miniseries episode left off. I guess SCI-FI figures that since they cancelled 'Farscape' (which is coming back, too, whoo! though, not on SCI-FI), they needed a new series about the search for Earth. Either way, the new BSG is damn good. But don't expect anything but the unchangeable similarities to be the same.

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zoidberg74

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« Reply #10 on: 02-16-2004 14:23 »

I refuse to watch. If it was designed as a "complete re-imagining of the series", then change the name. This amounts to The Dukes of Hazzard with Coy and Vance.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #11 on: 02-16-2004 14:45 »
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:
One annoyance: They constantly zoom in on the spaceships in the middle of the space battles.
I noticed that too.  Someone must have thought that handheld-style shaky zooms were cool.  It would've been okay if they only did it a couple of times, but it happens in nearly every space scene.

Here's something I wrote about the movies for another site:

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« Reply #12 on: 02-16-2004 20:43 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2004 00:00 »

official website

Trailers

Review

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Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #13 on: 12-22-2004 16:49 »

*BUMP*
Well, seems as the last discussion here happened right after the 2 parts mini-series have been shown. Although there was alot of criticism, the mini-series was successful enough to turn into a full series. After watching 9 episodes of the series, this is what I have to say:

Lets start by saying that the series picks up exactly where the mini-series dropped us. The last remains of the human civilization running away from the Cylons. All the actors, all the details, everything and everyone that appeared on the mini-series (even those with minor roles) continue to play in the series.
The show itself is different. First of all, there are none of the sci-fi technical mambo-jumbo. Sure the ships got FTL drives, but the show tries to stay as realistic as possible. No laser beams, no plasma engine fluid thingies or anything like that. Just like the mini-series, there are only cannons and missiles in the fire-fight.
Another thing that seperates this show from the crowd is that it's 30 minutes long, not the usual 45 minutes-per-episode for a sci-fi show. Is it good? perhaps. There aren't many moments that should have been left in the editing room but still found themselves into the series to kill time... but on the other hand, the main problem the crew faces (sabotage, etc.) gets resolved relatively quickly. That doesn't mean that there are no turns and twists on the plot, since the main plot appears in all the episodes (much like Stargate: Atlantis).
How is the show itself? it delivers. There are dramatic moments, there are action moments, and there are comedic moments.
If you decide to watch the show, be advised: The first three episodes aren't that great. They seem bland and tasteless. But if you manage to stay and watch the show, you're in for a treat once the show picks up the pace starting episode 4.
Alot of the problems that were in the mini-series were fixed in the show, some stayed. I never seen the original Battlestar galactica so I can't compare, but overall, if you manage to survive the beginning, you're in for a pleasurable ride.
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« Reply #14 on: 12-22-2004 18:04 »

You know how much I hate you Idan?   wink

Anyways, I liked the mini-series, and am ecstatic about the new series.  It's supposed to hit Sci-fi I think in January... but I really need to confirm that date.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #15 on: 01-11-2005 06:42 »

This is a question to the Americans amongst us: are you planning to tune in to the premier of the series (jan. 14)?
RavenStar

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« Reply #16 on: 01-16-2005 02:23 »

argh...still doing that damned quick-zoom in thing...other than that, the series is pretty cool...

David A

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« Reply #17 on: 01-16-2005 12:38 »

The one good thing about it is that the Sci-Fi Channel has been showing the original Battlestar Galactica in the afternoon.
bankrupt

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« Reply #18 on: 01-16-2005 23:40 »

The original show was one of my favorites when I was a kid (yes, I'm old), so I wasn't too excited about a remake and didn't watch the mini-series when it originally aired.  I was flipping channels the other night and caught the 2nd part of the mini-series that Sci-Fi was rerunning in preperation for the series premier.  I watched it and I have to say it was pretty good.  This Friday's premier episodes were good too so I'll be tuning in from now on.

It's going to be sweet having a stacked sci-fi Friday with SG-1, Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica on Sci-Fi and Enterprise on UPN.
Yuki_in_space

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« Reply #19 on: 01-19-2005 09:26 »

I watched some of this and I have to agree with almost everything that Action Jacktion had to say. I found the blonde Cylon or "whore-bot" as I call her, to be very damn annoying. She seems to be in the show just for the "7 of 9" effect.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #20 on: 01-24-2005 14:46 »

Well, according to rating charts the series had superb ratings, meaning a Season 2 will probably be ordered by the Sci-Fi channel.
According to an interview with Ronald D. Moore, Sci-Fi channel already asked them to writer 6 more scripts for now in case the new season will get picked up, and on the next season we should expect to see more of the Cylon world and how they function as a society.
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« Reply #21 on: 01-26-2005 14:01 »

I watched the mini-series DVD, and I have to say, I enjoyed it.  I agree with Fred, Boomer is hot!

However, there's not enough robot cylons for my liking, and that clunky camera thing on the space battles grates after a while.
bankrupt

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« Reply #22 on: 01-26-2005 23:32 »

Yeah, they need to jack up the robot cylon action.  Maybe they're trying to save on their CGI budget.  Odd that I never actually thought about the zooming camera angles until reading about you guys mentioning it.  It doesn't bother me at all yet.

It's good to hear the show is getting a 2nd season (even though we've only seen 3 episodes of the 1st season here in the States) as I'm enjoying it so far.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #23 on: 02-01-2005 11:54 »

bankrupt, where do you base your claim that the show is getting a second season? I've been carefully following internet news sites about it (GEOS, the official site of Scifi.com and Skyone) and no one said anything. Yes, the show had superb rating in the US, so the show will probably get another season, but still as far as I know no new episodes were ordered, the creators were just told to write 6 scripts "just in case".

Melllvar, the mini series really had some poor Cylon-robot action, but in the series you get plenty of it. 
bankrupt

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« Reply #24 on: 02-01-2005 13:04 »

 
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Originally posted by Idan_Aharoni:
bankrupt, where do you base your claim that the show is getting a second season?

I based it on your post above stating that they'll probably get a second season!  tongue  Sorry to get your hopes up. 

If it's raking in the ratings like Stargate, then I can't imagine that they'd cancel it.  Stargate has been quite successful for them and they keep making new seasons (and new shows!), so I imagine they'd do the same with Galactica.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #25 on: 02-01-2005 13:19 »
« Last Edit on: 02-01-2005 13:19 »

With a 2.6 HH rating and 3.1 million viewers P2+, Battlestar staked its claim as:

* #1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among P25-54

* #1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among P18-49

* #1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among M25-54

* #1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among M18-49

* #1 for cable (8pm-11pm) among M18-34

* #2 for cable (8pm-11pm) P2+

* #2 for cable (8pm-11pm) among P18-34

* #4 for cable (8pm-11pm) among F25-54

* #7 for cable (8pm-11pm) among F18-49

* SCI FI's highest-rated January program ever

* SCI FI's highest-rated 1st quarter series telecast ever

* SCI FI's second highest-rated series telecast ever, behind only Stargate: Atlantis' series premiere in summer 2004

Taken from  http://www.geos.tv

As you can see, the ratings for the premier episodes were pretty damn good... question is how it is doing now after the premier.
bankrupt

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« Reply #26 on: 02-10-2005 23:05 »

It's official, Sci Fi has renewed Battlestar Galactica for another season.  Sweet.
Idan_Aharoni

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« Reply #27 on: 02-11-2005 16:09 »
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Yay!!!!
BSG AND Atlantis got more seasons! my favorite shows will be back!
Grim

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« Reply #28 on: 08-28-2005 23:57 »

Has everyone been keeping up with the new season of BSG? Currently its the highlight of my dull uni weeks. Every week keeps topping the last.

bankrupt

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« Reply #29 on: 08-29-2005 12:42 »

I've been tuning in.  All the episodes have been quite good so far.  Good enough that it makes you look forward to seeing what happens next.
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« Reply #30 on: 09-29-2005 20:37 »

I've just starting watching this show, as I just bought Season 1 on DVD. And wow, it's amazing.

And Six scares me, but in a good way...  wink
RavenStar

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« Reply #31 on: 09-29-2005 22:39 »

I'm still disappointed Farscape got canceled, cause Sci-Fi could've had a killer lineup of Battlestar, Farscape, Stargate, and Stargate Atlantis if they hadn't - but that's another thread....anyways, I cannot wait for January. That season finale cliffhanger topped the first season cliffhanger, which I thought was impossible...
bankrupt

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« Reply #32 on: 09-29-2005 23:39 »

Yep, that was a pretty good finale.  They do a good job of touching on episodes from the original series and making them their own.  I find myself looking forward to new Battlestar Galactica episodes each week more than I do the Stargates.  I like those series too, but I find Galactica to be more riveting.
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« Reply #33 on: 09-30-2005 13:37 »

at first the show was terrible but i think its getting better.  Theyve cut down on 6 a bit which is great.  whorebot lol...  I just wish there was more blasting of various things and less soap-opera drama. 
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« Reply #34 on: 10-01-2005 01:49 »

 
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  I like those series too, but I find Galactica to be more riveting.

It's like Apples and Oranges. They're just too different to be compared to each other. Galactica is definitely more action-oriented and dramatic, while Stargate is much more comedic and is maybe even targeted at a younger, or at least different audience.

Both both shows have hot chick stars (aka "Six" and "Col. Carter" ).  big grin
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« Reply #35 on: 12-14-2005 21:01 »

New eps start January 6TH!
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« Reply #36 on: 01-07-2006 12:18 »

BUMP

I haven't watched much BSG lately until I watched 'Pegasus' last week.  I was drawn back into the series (at least they don't have Baltar rutting with Six like a dog in heat every other scene now).

I like the character changes.  President Roslin has just weeks left to live and she's let Adama know about her illness.  She knows that Cain is a vicious, heartless, souless creature and Roslin is imploring Adama to kill Cain before she can kill him (just last year would Roslin even had entertained such a thought?)

Now for next week we have a large scale battle with the Cylon Fleet planned with Cain and Adama hatching plans to assasinate each other.  This will make for some good action based sci-fi.

My TiVo is warmed up and ready to go!   cool

Okay you cunts, let's see what you can do now.
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« Reply #37 on: 02-15-2006 03:36 »

Okay, children. After some associates of mine ranted at me about how good this show was, I'm coming to people who actually follow it and asking for their opinion. I saw the first two eps after the mini-series and was quite bored... but now people are telling me that it becomes one of those shows that hooks you and doesn't let go.

Considering purchasing the DVD set... should I? (It's not all that pricey, you see).
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« Reply #38 on: 02-15-2006 04:29 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2006 04:29 »

Do it. Seriously, you won't regret it.
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« Reply #39 on: 02-15-2006 05:33 »

Due to my lack of sky here at uni i have only been able to see the first series and the mini series. I really enjoyted the series, I will admit it took me a while to get into but it was worth it.

I also have the orginal series and although I should probably wait til the new one ends to make a proper judgement but I think it is much better. The main reason the orginal series was so improtant was because it bought the visual quality of Star Wars to the TV screen. Now while some of the episodes where quite good some where pretty dire (The young lords springs to mind).

One of the reasons that the orginal grated with me was the lack of subtlety concerning Gods, in the orginal they were real and did appear where as the new series (at least the episodes I have seen) still leave it abiguous. I also think it was a good idea to have the Cylons created by humans rather than being some kind of reptile aliens who began mechanizing their bodies. Which also brings me to another point I like about the new series (as I say just from the episodes I have seen), no aliens.

Definitly my faveourite character in both versions is Baltar. John Colicos definitley made Balta a true kaniving character, where as Jim Callis plays  Dr Gaius Baltar abit more comedically and makes the character easier to empathise with.

Add to that Richard Hatch returning for the new series ina stand off with the new Apollo.

enough of my gibbering go watch it

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